Roman Mars of 99% Invisible and writer Daniel Alarcón, the host and executive producer of Radio Ambulante, tell the story of a poet who changes Santiago, Chile, with building poems.
Producer Katie Davis talks to writer Sherman Alexie about losing language and the permanence of song among Native Americans.
A veteran returns to war -- this time with his sketchpad.
The story of a 19th-century daredevil.
Author Salman Rushdie talks about running from his death sentence in Iran.
Ray Materson tells the story of how he began to embroider tiny images while he was serving a robbery sentence in prison.
Katie Davis has vivid memories of a particular Washinton, DC corner store.
Guest host Sean Cole speaks to photographer Joshua Lutz about portraits he took of his mother while she was suffering from a mental illness.
An auctioneer calls off plans to auction the initial resting place of Elvis Presley in Memphis.
A friend of Doc Watson’s talks about hanging out with the late country star.
Dick speaks with Ashley Bryan, best known for his children's books, about the Harlem Renaissance, Black American spirituals, and the power of voice.
WBEZ and the Center for Public Integrity investigate the case of Carlos Centeno, a worker who was burned by water and chemicals at a factory.
Guest host Sean Cole speaks with novelist T. Geronimo Johnson about his sprawling debut "Hold It ’Til It Hurts."
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